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towboat

[toh-boht] /ˈtoʊˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a diesel-powered or steam-powered boat used especially on inland waterways to push groups of barges lashed to it in front or on one side or both.
2.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; tow1 + boat
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towboat

/ˈtəʊˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
another word for tug (sense 5)
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